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    Holden Commodore SS Sports Wagon.

    Howdy Folks.

    Wow, It’s been a busy . . . . Uhh, long time now down here in our wee shop in New Zealand, & I wondered when I was working on this one whether or not you guys “State Side” got these as something other than a Holden Commodore Sports Wagon or you simply didn’t get these at all.

    This is a 2012 Holden Commodore SS Sports Wagon, 6 speed manual, L77 6.0 litre variant. Pretty common here & in Australia but still a cool bit of kit.

    Detailing wise - It had the normal swirls, RIDs & associated contamination etc that comes with a seven year old vehicle but all in all nothing to concerning - all in a days work for me. I didn’t bother taking any before pictures of this one & I’m not claiming the Worlds biggest turnaround, more so sharing the car rather than my workmanship.

    Normal wash process, decontamination etc was carried out, & in terms of paint enhancement I went with Flex 3401 with Lake Country Manufacturing Blue SDO Pads for the chipping step (6 passes ) with 3D ONE as compound/polish of choice. Stayed with 3D ONE for refining with the 3401 & Orange Lake Country Manufacturing SDO Pads.

    A forensic IPA wipe down & coated with Feynlab Ceramic ceramic coating + Feynlab Top Coat.

    So so here are the beauty pictures -






































    There we have it. Appreciate y’all stopping by & checking it out.


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    Re: Holden Commodore SS Sports Wagon.

    Man I wish we got those over here
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    Re: Holden Commodore SS Sports Wagon.

    Great finish, that blue G L O W SHolden Commodore SS Sports Wagon.

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    Re: Holden Commodore SS Sports Wagon.

    That's my type of wagon! Love the gloss on that blue!

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    Re: Holden Commodore SS Sports Wagon.

    Stunning work and nice presentation, my friend. I like those racing tool chests!

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    Re: Holden Commodore SS Sports Wagon.

    Great job on a seriously cool car!
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    Re: Holden Commodore SS Sports Wagon.

    Way cool estate Aaryn! Nothing like that here, but may the Buick Regal TourX is a variation?

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    Re: Holden Commodore SS Sports Wagon.

    Great work on that Aaryn! And it is a super cool wagon with a great power-plant and drive-train! Wish we has them over here! Love it!
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    Re: Holden Commodore SS Sports Wagon.

    Awesome finish you got on it Aaryn!

    Is Holden a GM owned brand? Wondering if they still have Opel in their company. Kind of looks like an Opel Astra Sports Tourer or the Vauxhall if you get them in the UK. With some little change of the lights and some trim. Useally many shares the same chassi and body. The body can have some slightly changes to on them. Also the Chevrolet Cruze Station Wagon looks a little like this.

    Opel Astra Sports Tourer 2012



    Chevrolet Cruze Station Wagon 2012.



    But the Holden has one big engine in it LOL.

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    Or maybe it's the bigger Opel Insignia Sports Tourer?


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    Re: Holden Commodore SS Sports Wagon.

    Quote Originally Posted by Justin at Final Inspection View Post
    Man I wish we got those over here
    Ahh, so it seems you guys don’t get these. Damn! They’re pretty cool, I mean, I’m an “Old School” kinda guy but there’s a fair bit of car in one of these. End of the road now though ....

    Thanks Justin.


    Quote Originally Posted by Klasse Act View Post
    Great finish, that blue G L O W SHolden Commodore SS Sports Wagon.

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    I dig this Colour! “Chlorophyll Teal” is the name of it & it’s stunning when it’s done right.


    Quote Originally Posted by SNP209 View Post
    That's my type of wagon! Love the gloss on that blue!
    Thanks you SNP209.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul A. View Post
    Stunning work and nice presentation, my friend. I like those racing tool chests!
    Cheers Paul A.

    Haha! They’re pretty cool. Not super high quality like SnapOn or Kokon etc but hey, they’re there to house polishers & barely move so they’ll be fine for me. It started with the Herbie one (Flex tools chest) & being a VW guy I simply had to have it ... I didn’t need it but you know the deal.
    Then came the Gulf one (RUPES tools chest) & I thought it’d be a shame not too . . . Then they brung out a Martini one but the tool chest itself was completely different & that just didn’t wash with me.
    The General Lee one, well this one I had no use for what so ever BUT I grew up on The Dukes of Hazzard & yeah . . . There it is. It is set up primarily for Coating work - Microfibres, applicators, respirators etc etc.

    I cannot have any more though . . . No no no.


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